The Shine Journal - The Light Left Behind

Journeys Through Grief and Beyond

Role Reversal
Diane Valentine
One minute the child
Next minute the parent
Mother, daughter
Daughter, mother
One moment the parent
Next moment the child
Father, son
Son, father
Fragile baby, Fragile parent
Learning to walk
Beginning to stumble
Trying to talk
Losing the words.
Fragile parent, fragile baby
Fading memory
Learning new things
Taking in hand
Leading the way
Mother, father
Daughter, son
Patient listening
A hug hello
A kiss good-bye

Diane Valentine has a degree from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Her works can be found in, among others, the Waukesha County Historical Newsletter, the New Authors Journal and the Boston Literary Magazine. For several years, she's been enrolled at AllWriters’ Workplace and Workshop with internationally known author and teacher, Kathie Giorgio.

Contact Editor: Pamela Tyree Griffin

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